Mime Signs Video Dictionary – L

Ladder (climb with hands)
Handshape: Curved 5 Hands
Memory Aide: the movement of your hands when you climb a ladder
Example of sentence usage: He keeps a ladder in the garage.
Lift (raise)
Handshape: Open Hand
Memory Aide: lifting something in your hand
Example of sentence usage: She lifted the desk blotter to retrieve what she had hidden.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: elevate
Like (fond of)
Handshape: S Hand
Memory Aide: the sentiment of really liking something by kissing the back of your hand
Example of sentence usage: Everybody likes puppies and ice cream!
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: dig! (slang)
Lipstick
Handshape: Modified X Hand
Memory Aide: applying lipstick
Example of sentence usage: She applied the pink lipstick.
Consider using this sign for: lip balm/moisturizer
Listen
Handshape: C Hand
Memory Aide: cupping one’s ear to hear better
Example of sentence usage: Listen to what I am saying!
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: hear
Loathe (abhor, abhorrence, avoid)
Handshape: Open Hands
Memory Aide: mime pushing away something you loathe
Example of sentence usage: I loathe bananas!
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: detest
Lollipop
Handshape: X Hand
Memory Aide: how the hand moves holding a lollipop
Example of sentence usage: The doctor gave the kids lollipops after their exam.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: sucker

Lotion (hand lotion)
Handshape: Open Hands
Memory Aide: rubbing hands together to rub in lotion
Example of sentence usage: The lotion soothed his cracked skin.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: cream, salve
Luggage (handbag, purse, suitcase)
Handshape: S Hand
Memory Aide: holding luggage by the handles
Example of sentence usage: She carried her luggage to the taxi.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: bag